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From the Womb of Yemaya

“From the Womb of Yemaya” journeys through the stories of black women descendants of the Trans-Atlantic Slave trade through a series of monologues, dialogue, dance and music. It is said that the Orisha, Yemaya (Yemoja), is the African Goddess of the Ocean and patron deity of pregnant women often referred to as the “mother” of Humankind. She traveled with members of the Yoruba tribe when they were captured and dispersed across various parts of the world as enslaved Africans. This piece explores the lived trials, triumphs and tribulations of present-day women of the African Diaspora through the lens of Yemaya.

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